Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

English architect, of London, for whom see Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), II, 172. Mew was one of the five architects shortlisted in the first competition for the Science and Art Museum, Dublin, 1881-2; his design was described as Italianate 'with a goodly amount of ornamentation'.(1) The fact that all five architects were English gave rise to controversy, and a second competition was announced. Mew was paid compensation of £150.(2)



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(1) IB 24, 15 Nov 1882, 326.
(2) Rena Lohan, Guide to the archives of the Office of Public Works, (OPW, 1994), 43